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David A. Roberts

Practice Leader Real Estate


(T) +44.20.7039.5286
(F) +44.20.7039.5999


  • The College of Law, Chester (Law Society Finals 1987); University of Birmingham (LL.B. 1986)

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

David Roberts' practice focuses on commercial property investment and development, and he is an acknowledged leader in the establishment of unit trusts, partnerships/limited partnerships, and other joint venture vehicles. He co-leads Jones Day's Real Estate Practice worldwide.

David's recent experience includes acting for long-standing client British Land on its £1.5 billion joint venture with Norges Bank relating to Meadowhall, Sheffield (one of the U.K.'s top super-regional shopping centers) and the sale of a retail and office portfolio to Legal & General for £219 million. He also acted recently for LondonMetric on the acquisition of 10 Odeon cinemas for £80 million. His other representative clients include Cordea Savills, Delancey, Hansteen, Hercules Unit Trust, and Highcross.

David is recognized as a leading individual in the Chambers and Legal 500 legal directories.

David Roberts